Sacramento Public Library was announced today as one of 30 finalists for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service presented by Institute of Museum and Library Services. The awards are given to “outstanding institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.”
SPL is one of only 3 California organizations nominated this year, on a list that includes some top museums and libraries. The Discovery Science Center, a Santa Ana science museum, was one of 10 institutions honored with a medal last year in a White House Ceremony.
Kudos to the folks at SPL who make these programs happen!
A Sacramentan’s go-to Halloween guide featuring tips onÂ ghost stories, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, ghostly haunts, and spirits.
Ghost Stories: No Halloween party is complete without a haunted tale. If your theatrical skills are lacking, or youâ€™ve long forgotten how the story of The Hook ends, Iâ€™ve got the answer for you! Professionally-narrated audio ghost stories are available for download from the Sacramento Public Library. Simply download your favorites and turn up the volume. You are no longer limited to the spooky CD of the door creaking or the smash hit â€œMonster Mashâ€ played on repeat. These ghost stories are sure to send tingles down your spine.
Oprah sent Lisa Ling to investigate it. Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. star in a film about it. Kevin Johnson camped out to highlight it. Now the Sacramento Public Library is asking you to read about it with its One Book Sacramento campaign.
I’m talking about homelessness. Just because Tent City has folded doesn’t mean the problem has. And reading about the crisis was never thisÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ well, fun.
In the moving book, The Soloist, by Los Angeles Times columnist and best-selling author Steve Lopez, you’ll read the true account of Lopez’s unusual friendship with a homeless man, Nathaniel Ayers. You’ll find a Sacramento familiar, Darrell Steinberg, whom Lopez reaches out to for support as he experiences mental illness first-hand through Nathaniel. This homeless musician’s talent and his hard life on the street rocks Lopez to the core. Join their incredible journey through this grabbing, real-life page turner.